Though their disciplines and specialties may vary, the team at Aletris Center agrees that the true definition of health is more far-reaching, and more complex, than a mere lack of disease. The goal at their center is to combine natural and alternative medicine with the best of conventional healthcare available. They apply this preventative, comprehensive, naturopathic philosophy to an extensive roster of ailments from acid reflux to weight gain.
As the staff members' backgrounds vary, so do the treatments they offer, which include acupuncture, holistic pelvic care, chiropractic care, and colon hydrotherapy. Other specialties include naturopathic medicine, natural hormone therapy, women's health, and pediatrics.
Dr. Diana Batoon—the wizard behind the curtain at Bonita Dental— refurbishes smiles using her expertise in dental-implant restoration, TMJ, and full-mouth rehabilitation. She also performs cosmetic treatments that get people smiling again, including brightening teeth with Invisalign treatments and hiding unsightly chips and major stains with porcelain veneers. When she is not in the office, Dr. Batoon takes her expertise to the streets by spreading the importance of good oral health during seminars and particularly long elevator rides.
Even though the calendar only reserves one day each for Mardi Gras and Halloween, Mardi Gras Costume Shop celebrates the holidays year-round. Specializing in theatre-quality costumes and accessories, the store fills its wardrobe with festive items ranging from petticoats and corsets to extravagant masks inspired by Italy's commedia dell'arte. Those looking to transform themselves for All Hallow's Eve can choose from a colorful gallery of characters not often found at other shops; selections run the gamut from animals to caricatures of politicians. No matter their needs, customers can always count on advice from the shop's well-trained, expert staff.
Signature Service: Blow dry and style
Brands Used: Customized for every client's need; organic and natural
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Appointment will take 45 minutes to one hour.
Signature Service: Color specialist and haircut master
Brands Used: Pureology
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
The style consultants at Love and Lace want every woman to feel absolutely comfortable in any ensemble, all the way down to her skin. To that end, they conduct private shopping appointments, helping women pick out intimate apparel that flatters their figures, in addition to having operational hours. Customers are served champagne while they shop and given helpful pointers on the various kinds of lingerie available. The highlight of each visit is the personalized fitting, during which consultants lend their experienced eye to clients as they try on recommended ensembles. Love and Lace is a full boutique that offers lingerie, panties, shapewear, and hosiery in sizes ranging from extra small to 2X, as well as accessories and beauty products.